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J. Reed Murphy fills the role previously held by Michael Kassab, who is moving to Calamos Investments as Chief Market Strategist.
NAPERVILLE, IL, May 31, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Calamos Wealth Management, a full-service wealth advisory firm serving institutions, individuals and families, announced the hiring of J. Reed Murphy as the firm's Chief Investment Officer. Murphy fills the role previously held by Michael Kassab, who is moving to Calamos Investments as Chief Market Strategist.
"As we continue to expand, we want to make sure we have the resources and capabilities to address the needs of our clients," said Jim Baka, President of Calamos Wealth Management. "We feel fortunate to have acquired Reed who, I feel, is one of the most experienced investment professionals serving wealth management clients in the country. Reed's talents for communicating complex issues, along with his natural leadership style are welcomed contributions as we enter into the next phase of our firm's growth."
As Chief Investment Officer, Murphy will oversee all aspects of the firm's investment platform, ranging from overall strategy through implementation, including communications with clients and business partners. With over 25 years' experience, Murphy has held several executive positions in the industry. Those roles have been with national firms, such as Bank of America, and at boutique firms - most previously as President and Chief Investment Officer at TC Wealth Partners/Trust Company of Illinois. Those experiences include building and leading investment platforms, while also managing multi-asset class and equity-specific portfolios.
Murphy is a summa cum laude graduate of Saint Louis University.
About Calamos Wealth Management
Calamos Wealth Management LLC provides comprehensive investment and wealth advisory services to individuals, families, and small to mid-size institutions including foundations and charitable endowments. Services include investment advisory, comprehensive wealth planning, risk management, and generational wealth transfer, among others needed to meet the needs of its diverse clientele. Calamos Wealth Management headquarters are located in Naperville, Illinois with additional offices in New York and Florida. The firm is a wholly owned subsidiary of Calamos Investments LLC. Learn more at www.calamos.com/wm.
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